I had so missed doing these things and have been able this year to really bring the garden on and see such great changes......I think that being creative and almost childlike in my enjoyment of gardening triggered my creativity again by giving me the desire to stitch and make.
I still struggled a bit with the more serious art work that I would need to do, as I am a member of EAST ( East Anglian Stitch Textiles), and we exhibit seriously, as with the WW1 exhibition that I think I put on here last year, my suitcase with the rats......so I decided to make small things just for the pleasure of making....both decorative and or useful, and decide what to do wih them afterwards!
My dream for next year is to be able to clear out and get rid of an old metal shed and replace it with a greenhouse.....for this I will need physical help and finance and this is one of the reasons why I recently decided to open an Etsy shop.....it is a small beginning for me with fabric pictures, cards and needlebooks at the moment, but I have lots more ideas which I shall aim for soon, all being well.
I also want to re-do my Blog page and try to make it more interesting, so please bear with me if strange things happen as I'm not very experienced in this.
I also started a Facebook page specifically for my art and craftwork, and I shall now endeavour to add those links here....one way or another
I think I did it :)...now for some photos.
|Some textile Pictures/Collages...now all mounted but unframed, Needlebooks and Cards|
|Some Cards...which can be framed as mini artworks.|
|More Cards....the one on the left is made from 19th century Toile de Jouy & has been embroidered with the words " Love is all"|
|More cards and a Needlebook.....these are not in the shop until later this week as they're bot quite finished.|
|Work in progress.....a tiny Victorian wool crepe petticoat to be worked on.|